HOW TO BREW COFFEE IN AN AEROPRESS - FOR BEGINNERS
As many of you already know, we just got back from a 40-day trip out west in our RV. If you didn't know here's the cliff notes:
We homeschool our kids.
We like to travel and use trips to enhance our kids' education.
Our latest trip included stops at Yellowstone NP, Grand Teton NP, Mount Rushmore, The Badlands, and more.
Here's a couple pics just for fun 🙂
We travel in a 19' travel trailer, and much of the time we're functioning with no electrical supply. What does that mean? Limited space and no coffee maker.
In the past we've used a french press, which works just fine, but this year I wanted to use something that would make cleanup a breeze. Enter the Aeropress.
If you don't already know, an Aeropress is a "coffee press that uses a rapid, total immersion brewing process to make smooth, delicious, full flavored coffee without bitterness and with low acidity." - Aeropress on amazon
Translation: it's a 3-part plastic contraption that allows you to brew a cup of coffee in a fun, unique way. Here's what it looks like:
Basically, what you do is this:
Put a filter into the little black cap + attach it to the bottom of the outer chamber.
Add in your finely ground coffee.
Pour in your water.
Give it a stir and press down the plunger.
Voila. A delicious cup of coffee in just a couple minutes!
Here's why I like the Aeropress for camping.
It's super easy to clean.
It's plastic, so it's not going to break.
Honestly, I know people that use the Aeropress daily. That's not for me. When I'm living my normal life I like to use a Hario V60. But for camping, the Aeropress is my new go-to.
If you find yourself in need of a new coffee brewing contraption you may want to try out the Aeropress or Aeropress Go. The Aeropress Go is the one we have, and it's nice because it comes with a container that doubles as a mug. If you get one and you want a few tips on how to brew a great cup of coffee here's a video from someone who really knows what he's doing!
Because there's a better way,
ps. Have you ever used an aeropress? Did you love it or hate it? Let us know in the comments below.
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